What can the periodontal community learn from the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis?

Culshaw, S. , McInnes, I. B. and Liew, F. Y. (2011) What can the periodontal community learn from the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis? Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 38(S11), pp. 106-113. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2010.01669.x) (PMID:21323707)

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<b>Aim</b> The aim of this paper is to provide a narrative review of the aetiopathogeneis and treatments of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), focusing on aspects that may share commonality with periodontitis.<p></p> <b>Results</b> A myriad of cell types, cytokines and pathways have been investigated in both periodontitis and RA. Chronic inflammatory diseases, including RA, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and periodontitis are likely to share pathogenic mechanisms of inflammation-mediated solid tissue destruction. The aetiopathogenesis of these diseases has been extensively researched over the last several decades and advances in understanding have revolutionized arthritis therapeutics.<p></p> <b>Conclusion</b> The rational, targeted inhibition of mediators in RA has provided clinically useful therapeutics and shed light on mechanisms underpinning disease pathogenesis. RA should be considered a prototypic disease revealing how understanding disease pathogenesis may transform therapeutic options and patient outcomes.<p></p>

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liew, Prof Foo and McInnes, Professor Iain and Culshaw, Professor Shauna
Authors: Culshaw, S., McInnes, I. B., and Liew, F. Y.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN (Online):1600-051X
Published Online:16 February 2011

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486461The role of IL-35 in infection and inflammationFoo LiewMedical Research Council (MRC)G0801198III -IMMUNOLOGY